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Newest Analysis For Human Microbiome Project Re-defines

Newest Analysis For Human Microbiome Project Re-defines What's Healthy

[ Watch The Video: Scientists Re-Define What’s Healthy In New Human Microbiome Project Analysis ] University of Michigan Health System Study in Nature shows wide variation in the collection of bacteria harbored by healthy adults...

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2014-02-25 16:29:00

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jane L. Peterson as President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit educational organization. She will assume this position effective April 14, 2014, taking over from Dr. James W. Aiken, who is retiring after 11 years in the role. The appointment concludes a year-long international search....

2014-02-13 10:31:59

We are all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research at the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of York's Structural Biology Laboratory, and institutions in Canada and Sweden, has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables. Trillions of bacteria live in human intestines - there are about ten times more bacterial cells in the...

2014-01-24 11:50:33

The Annals of the American Thoracic Society has released a comprehensive supplement on the 56th annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference entitled "The Lung Microbiome: A New Frontier in Pulmonary Medicine." More than 170 microbiologists, basic respiratory scientists, and pulmonary clinicians traveled from nine countries to convene at the three-day conference, which took place in June 2013 in Aspen, CO. Research from 12 state-of-the-art speakers, 24 oral research presentations, and 20...

2014-01-10 11:12:16

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes. As science continues to explore and better understand the role of the human microbiome. A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology addresses some of the most common questions about this growing area of research. The report, entitled FAQ: Human Microbiome is based on the deliberations of 13 of the...

2013-09-19 15:31:09

Microbial organisms associated with plant roots have far-flung global influences, from plant genetics to ecosystem health We often ignore what we cannot see, and yet organisms below the soil's surface play a vital role in plant functions and ecosystem well-being. These microbes can influence a plant's genetic structure, its health, and its interactions with other plants. A new series of articles in a Special Section in the American Journal of Botany on Rhizosphere Interactions: The Root...

2013-06-12 16:26:23

AGA Urges FDA to Streamline Process to Get Treatment to Patients BETHESDA, Md., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generally, drug development in the U.S. is powered by pharmaceutical company laboratories. In an unusual turn of events, a promising new treatment for debilitating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection has developed outside the usual drug-development process, and the treatment isn't a chemical compound, but microbes that live in the human gut. Every year more...

2013-05-08 12:29:58

Novel method to enrich microbial genomic DNA for more affordable microbiome next generation DNA sequencing IPSWICH, Mass., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs (NEB) announces the release of the NEBNext(®) Microbiome DNA Enrichment Kit, which uses a novel method to separate microbial DNA from host DNA, thereby reducing the high cost of sequencing microbiome DNA to a more practical level. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b ) Microbiome...

Your Gut’s Microbiome Has A Unique Bacteria Profile
2013-04-24 07:27:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the human body, microbial cells outnumber human cells ten to one. Your body has a set of microbial communities collectively known as a microbiome. Scientists studying the microbiome are learning about the relationship between these microbes and human health and disease. Dr. Nanette Steinle of the University of Maryland's School of Medicine and Dr. Emmanuel Mongodin of the University of Maryland Institute of Genome...

2013-01-07 08:29:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome announced today an initiative with the American Gut project to explore the connection between the human microbiome and type 2 diabetes. The cooperation will bring together American Gut's broad citizen science network for microbiome sample collection with Second Genome's efforts in identifying microbiome modulators and novel therapeutics. Second Genome has made an undisclosed donation to American Gut to subsidize specimen collection for...

2012-12-14 12:19:49

Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.  The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications for understanding recent changes to human health, such as what good bacteria might have been lost as a result of our current abundant use of antibiotics and aseptic practices. Cecil M. Lewis Jr., professor of anthropology in the OU...